phosphodiesterase

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phosphodiesterase

/phos·pho·di·es·ter·ase/ (-di-es´ter-ās) any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolytic cleavage of an ester linkage in a phosphoric acid compound containing two such ester linkages.

phosphodiesterase

(fŏs′fō-dī-ĕs′tə-rās′, -rāz′)
n.
Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolytic cleavage of phosphodiester bonds and are important in breaking down cyclic AMP, cyclic GMP, and nucleic acids.

phosphodiesterase

(fos″fō-dī-es′tĕ-rās″, -rāz″),

PDE

An enzyme critical for the breakdown of cyclic adenosine monophosphate.

phosphodiesterase

a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of a phosphodiester.